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Eric Schneiderman

Nov 8, 2018

New York acting attorney general will get new role

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s acting attorney general, who’s been leading legal challenges against Republican President Donald Trump, says she’ll return to her prior role as state solicitor general when Letitia James takes charge of the office in January. Democrat Barbara Underwood announced the news in a tweet on Thursday. She declined to run […]

Nov 8, 2018

Former NY attorney general won’t face abuse charges

NEW YORK (AP) — The prosecutor appointed to investigate allegations that former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman physically abused women says she has closed the case without bringing criminal charges. She said in a brief statement that investigators did an “exhaustive review” and she personally interviewed each woman who had accused Schneiderman of assault. […]

May 15, 2018

Cuomo has spoken to AG hopefuls and will meet with some

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — As the state Legislature prepares to interview candidates for New York attorney general, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he has already spoken with several people interested in filling the job vacancy created when a scandal forced the resignation last week of Eric Schneiderman. Cuomo told NY1 Sunday that he plans to meet […]

May 14, 2018

Trump, Schneiderman, Greitens and the changing shape of sex scandals

If Missouri’s governor, Eric Greitens, is convicted or impeached in the coming weeks, as many in the state now expect, he will join a growing roster of politicians and celebrities in driving home a powerful new lesson: The shape of the American sex scandal has shifted. Adultery itself may no longer end a career, but […]

May 11, 2018

Officials put aside squabble in Schneiderman probe

NEW YORK (AP) — The governor and Manhattan district attorney are putting aside a squabble over who should investigate abuse allegations against former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. appeared at a news conference Thursday with Andrew Cuomo and the district attorney for Long Island to show support for the probe into Schneiderman. […]

May 9, 2018

‘Kink community’ angry at New York attorney general comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Many members of what’s widely known as the kink community are outraged that Eric Schneiderman, in resigning as New York’s attorney general, depicted his alleged violence toward several women as “role-playing and other consensual sexual activity.” Aficionados of kinky sex noted that Schneiderman’s accusers insisted they had given no consent — [&hell[...]

May 8, 2018

Manhattan DA to probe abuse allegations against Schneiderman

NEW YORK (AP) — The Manhattan District Attorney’s office is investigating allegations of violence against women by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who resigned just hours after accounts of abuse by four women. It was a swift and stunning fall for a Democrat who held himself out as a champion of women and a […]

May 7, 2018

Attorney general resigns after 4 women accuse him of abuse

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who held himself out as a champion of women and a liberal foil to President Donald Trump, resigned from office after four women accused him of physical violence during intimate encounters. It was a swift and stunning fall for a Democrat who had pledged to […]

Apr 19, 2018

AG Schneiderman: Trump pardons can’t be shield for state charges

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state law must be clarified to ensure anyone pardoned by President Donald Trump may still be charged with violations of state law, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said on Wednesday. Schneiderman, a Democrat who has emerged as a key figure in investigations related to Trump and his administration, urged […]

Apr 18, 2018

New York Attorney General launches inquiry into virtual currencies

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s attorney general is launching an inquiry into the operations of several leading virtual currency trading platforms. The office of Democrat Eric Schneiderman announced Tuesday that it has sent letters to 13 virtual currency exchanges seeking information including about their ownership, operations, internal controls and fee structure. Schneiderman says that [&h[...]

Oct 24, 2017

New York Attorney General and Rochester police holding gun buyback

The New York State Attorney General’s office is holding a gun buyback in Rochester as part of a statewide effort to get firearms off the street and reduce gun violence. Eric Schneiderman says his office and the Rochester Police Department will be holding the buyback Tuesday in the annex building of the Full Gospel Tabernacle […]

Sep 19, 2017

New York Attorney General presses TransUnion, Experian for details

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is pressing two credit monitoring companies to explain what cybersecurity they have in place to protect sensitive consumer information following a recent breach at Equifax that exposed the data of 143 million Americans. In letters to executives at TransUnion and Experian, the Democratic attorney general asked them to describe […]

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